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How do you make grammar sticky and relevant for students? It’s a well-known fact that students have long struggled year-after-year to understand basic rules of grammar. I noticed my middle schoolers struggled most with the most basic skill: the parts of speech. Our lessons would often come to a standstill as 30 deer-in-the-headlights faces couldn’t identify a pronoun.
WHAT IS IT?
★ Overview of 7 most common comma rules
★ Hang in your classroom as an anchor chart and print out a copy for students as a quick reference to keep in their binders throughout the year
WHAT’S THE CONTENT?
★ The rule, an explanation, and an example sentence illustrating the rule
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE/ TN READY?
Since students will no longer see grammar skills in isolation, it is critically important for them to learn grammar skills and have ample practice isolating the grammar skill within a question. This anchor chart provides a quick reference for students to pull out when answering spiraled grammar questions. Students must be able to identify comma errors and explain what is incorrect about the usage. This anchor chart empowers students to learn rules autonomously and take responsibility for identifying the skill of a question.
TNReady Writing Conventions Aligned Standards:
★ L.7.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
★ L.7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
★ L.7.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
★ PPT Anchor Chart
★ PDF formatted as an 8.5 by 11 (ready to print)
Get the Comma Rules Anchor Chart Here: